Category: Boozemusings Authors

  • Keep Going You Got This – Perspective from the Dune

    Keep Going You Got This – Perspective from the Dune

    There is a big sand dune at a beach I like to visit. I was a teen with my family the first time I saw it, took my husband there when we were dating and have loved sharing it with our kids and our friends over the years. On every single visit as soon as […]

  • Learning to Feel the Feels at 8 Months Sober

    Learning to Feel the Feels at 8 Months Sober

    I’ve been alcohol-free for almost 8 months and that means having to face a whole lot of things that I once drowned out with excessive daily drinking. I am in much of the same mindset that I was when my son was born 18 years ago. Nothing in my environment had changed back then except […]

  • Solve the Puzzle of Self Love

    Solve the Puzzle of Self Love

    Sobriety and life right now feels to me like I’m building a giant puzzle. I had some pieces to start but didn’t know where they belonged or how they would fit. I felt unsure, nervous and even terrified of ruining the puzzle or losing the pieces, but I started building it anyways. More pieces started […]

  • The Simple A and B of It

    The Simple A and B of It

    One of the best things I’ve heard lately about changing habits is a simple process of weighing A against B. The SMART recovery program has a worksheet they call Cost Benefit Analysis or CBA. But who is going to sit down and write out cost vs benefit when faced with an immediate urge or craving […]

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